The HYDROUSA Consortium had the opportunity to visit the demonstration sites of HYDRO 1 & HYDRO 2, to harvest and taste the products of such a fruitful collaboration. Partners and team members gathered together to explore the implemented technologies and see for themselves the operation of the sites they have been working on for months.
The overall performance of the HYDRO1 is evaluated with a series of lab analyses and real time results from the online sensors.
The HYDRO2 agroforestry demo site is daily monitored in order to maintain the optimal growth of the plants. The diversity of the plant species requires different management approaches, especially during this 1st year of the plantation.
Since June 2021, traps have been set up in various parts of the field and a targeted soil sampling campaign has already begun in order to investigate the micro and macro-fauna of HYDRO2.